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HGH Use In The NFL

31 May

Guest Writer: Robert McSain

Anyone who follows sports knows that so many people testing positive for human growth hormones have hit baseball hard. The sport has lost a lot of credibility, and it has taken them a while to clean up everything in general. While HGH is talked about a lot surrounding baseball, it is largely overlooked in football. However, there are plenty of signs that the usage runs rampant in the league.

The NFL has really grown into America’s past time, as people tune in every Sunday to watch their favorite teams and their favorite fantasy football players. That is just one reason why some people believe any HGH controversy is swept under the rug as quickly as possible. There have been reports from anonymous former players and people within the NFL that HGH use has been around for a while, and it is not really going away.

Back in 2013, there were reports from anonymous sources inside the NFL that as many as 10 to 15 players on each team used some type of performance enhancing drug. There have certainly been players who have tested positive for substance abuse, but those numbers would indicate that far too many are getting away with using HGH to their advantage.

The talk about drugs in the NFL seems to be surrounding marijuana at this point in time. Commissioner Roger Goodell seems to be close to approving a change in the rules, but he has been pretty quiet about HGH testing. The league and the NFL Players Association seem to be on different pages when it comes to HGH testing and punishments being handed out. It has been an ongoing issue going back all the way to 2011, and there is no answer in sight.

Until the NFL really cracks down on HGH, fans are generally going to overlook anyone who tests positive for essentially cheating. Baseball made it a huge issue, and now it is largely out of the game and those who test positive take a huge hit in credibility not to mention their paycheck.

2011 NFL Mock Draft

29 Mar
  1. Carolina Panthers – Blaine Gabbert (QB) Missouri
  2. Denver Broncos – Marcell Dareus (DT) Alabama
  3. Buffalo Bills – Von Miller (OLB) Texas A&M
  4. Cincinnati Bengals – Cam Newton (QB) Auburn
  5. Arizona Cardinals – Patrick Peterson (CB) LSU
  6. Cleveland Browns – Da’Quan Bowers (DE) Clemson
  7. San Francisco 49ers – Prince Amukamara (CB) Nebraska
  8. Tennessee Titans – Nick Fairley (DT) Auburn
  9. Dallas Cowboys – J.J. Watt (DE) Wisconsin
  10. Washington Redskins – A.J. Green (WR) Georgia
  11. Houston Texans – Aldon Smith (OLB) Missouri
  12. Minnesota Vikings – Robert Quinn (DE) North Carolina
  13. Detroit Lions – Tyron Smith (OT) USC
  14. St. Louis Rams – Julio Jones (WR) Alabama
  15. Miami Dolphins – Mark Ingram (RB) Alabama
  16. Jacksonville Jaguars – Ryan Kerrigan (DE) Purdue
  17. New England Patriots – Mike Pouncey (OG/C) Flordia
  18. San Diego Chargers – Cameron Jordan (DE) Cal
  19. New York Giants – Anthony Castonzo (OT) Boston College
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Adrian Clayborn (DE) Iowa
  21. Kansas City Chiefs – Nate Solder (OT) Colorado
  22. Indianapolis Colts – Gabe Carimi (OT) Wisconsin
  23. Philadelphia Eagles – Jimmy Smith (CB) Colorado
  24. New Orleans Saints – Cameron Heyward (DE) Ohio State
  25. Seattle Seahawks – Jake Locker (QB) Washington
  26. Baltimore Ravens – Brandon Harris (CB) Miami
  27. Atlanta Falcons – Justin Houston (DE) Georgia
  28. New England Patriots – Muhammad Wilkerson (DE) Temple
  29. Chicago Bears – Corey Liuget (DT) Illinois
  30. New York Jets – Stephen Paea (DT) Oregon State
  31. Pittsburgh Steelers – Aaron Williams (CB) Texas
  32. Green Bay Packers – Akeem Ayers (OLB) UCLA

2011 Mock Draft by Coach Kennedy

The Carolina Panthers are being tight lipped about their decision for the number one pick. It’s a good strategy because it gives them the latitude to make a multitude of moves to better their draft picks in the 2011 draft or drive up interest for the top pick for teams that need a quarterback. However, I think they will keep the number one pick and select Gabbert to be their franchise QB.

 

The Buffalo Bills are the start of the turmoil for many teams. I happen to think the bills will take a hard look at Cam Newton.  However, they will go with a pass rusher. Last season they took a chance on Shawne Merriman and it’s too early to judge. Bills fans know that they need to have a great defense to keep up with the teams in their division. Thus, Miller would be a good fit.

 

Bengal fans are in the middle of a QB vs Owner war. If the owner feels that his starting QB won’t return then I think the Bengals would pick a QB at this spot. Cam Newton is still on the board and has a lot of talent.

 

The Cardinals draft room will be upset with Cam Netwon being off the board. They will execute plan B and either wait for a QB in later rounds or get a worthy veteran to take over the position. Their selection will likely be a CB to step into their secondary with Rodgers-Cromartie.

 

This pick for the Browns is interesting. Most would probably pick a WR with this pick but the Browns need a good outside pass rusher. With Von Miller gone they will take a chance on Bowers.

 

Cowboy fans like to get flashy players in the first round. But they have a ton of needs on the defensive side of the ball. I think they will fill one with J.J. Watt. Though, not flashy, he would be productive in Ryan’s defense.

 

The Cowboys division rival picks at the tenth spot. The Redskins would be overwhelmed with AJ Green still being on the board. And they won’t waste any time turning in the pick.

 

With Wade Phillips taking over as defensive coordinator, the Texans will need to work on filling needs through the draft. I think they want to address the secondary first; however, a quality CB at this point isn’t available. So they will address their pass rush and select Missouri’s Aldon Smith.

 

Sam Bradford would love to see Julio Jones being left on the board at 14. He needs a true number one receiver to began building off the success of last season.

 

I think the Patriots will have the best draft in 2011. And to start off they will select an offensive lineman. Either they will address tackle or guard. I feel they will take Florida’s Mike Pouncey to work opposite of Logan Mankins.

 

The Kansas City Chiefs is in need of a quality right tackle. They will take one at this pick.

 

Seattle Seahawks fans would love to see Washington’s Jake Locker become their franchise QB. It’s a bit of a leap to reach for him this early but I think they would pull the trigger. It is a good pick and would help with public relations and franchise appeal. Besides Locker’s college coach is one of Pete Carroll’s former assistants at USC.

 

The New York Jets need to address the defensive tackle position. Yes, Jenkins is a great DT. However, he has a tendency to get injured. They will take a DT and probably Paea from Oregon State.

 

 

Titans Show Interest in Bears Tice

14 Feb

The Tennessee Titans wants to interview Chicago Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice.

Newly hired head coach and Hall of Fame offensive linemen Mike Munchak like Tice offensive philosophy. It is widely suspected that Munchak will focus on running the ball. And the addition of Tice will give the Titans the ability to hire a great offensive line coach and awesome offensive minded coach. Unfortunately, the request to interview Tice was denied.

Titans have also hired Jerry Gray as their defensive coordinator.

FoxSports Inside Call Game Previews

17 Oct

NFL on Fox analysts Howie Long and Brian Billick breaks down a few of the most anticipated games this weekend. They break down the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings game. Is it a must win game for both teams? Listen to what they think.

They also discuss the Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears game. And the New England Patriots vs. the Baltimore Ravens.

Videos are from FoxSports